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Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.10 Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Place Written: Rohnerville, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1882 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Inquires after Osborne P. Anderson, a free black from Canada who was with her father at Harper's Ferry. Anderson escaped and wrote a book about the events. Adams has lost her copy, and would like another one. Hopes he is still alive, though she had heard reports that Osborne had died years ago, which was in fact true.

People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926.
Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Anderson, Osborne Perry, 1830-1872.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, John Brown, Abolition, Slavery, Woman Author, Women's History, Canada, Literature and Language Arts, Children and Family, Freemen, American West

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